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Ensure safety of Gujaratis in Uganda: Cong leader to Swaraj

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki today wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, requesting her to ensure the safety of Gujaratis living in the violence-hit Uganda.

Citing incidents of violence in Kampala, the capital of the African country, Solanki said Indians there were facing a "serious situation due to political instability".

Some 5,000 people from Gujarat including 2,500 from Anand district were in trouble, he said.

Solanki, who hails from Anand himself, also claimed that the number of attacks on Gujaratis living abroad was rising at an alarming rate and ten Gujaratis had been killed in various parts of the world including Africa in recent times.

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First Published: Wed, February 17 2016. 00:28 IST